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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 14, 2006 10:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Musical Crime of the Century- and Why I loved Brent

I loved what Brent brought to the table from the begining. Brent definitely added a new dimension to the sound of the band and he was much more an equal part of the sound than Keith had been. Much of this had to do with the fact that he played organ and therefore used more effects. I remember many times when he and Jerry would trade licks and feed off of each other. I also think that he helped breathe new life into songs such as Eyes and The Other One.

I remember at the '81 Greeks ( I believe the 2nd show, 9-12)when someone had brought a big cloth banner saying something like "Turn down Brent", Phil motioned to have the banner passed to the stage and made a big deal about lighting it on fire while the crowd cheered. It seemed at that time that Brent had arrived.

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Poster: ReddyKillowatt Date: Sep 14, 2006 10:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Musical Crime of the Century- and Why I loved Brent

no matter what grateful dead you prefer, pigpen days, keith days, or brent days, you can't really deny that brent was the best musician out of them and had to take a lot of shit before he got where he was in the mid-late 80's. I know the band was really into playing with him because of that

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Poster: jcroot Date: Sep 16, 2006 6:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Musical Crime of the Century- and Why I loved Brent

just the same - would you mind if I denied that?